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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland

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An overview of the problems, fixes and features in relation to X and Wayland. Written by Eric Griffith, with input by Daniel Stone-- Ericg and Daniels in the Phoronix Forums, respectively. Edited and fact-checked by Daniel Stone. To be posted by Michael Larabel on Phoronix.

Released as per Creative Commons version 3, with Attribution.

This document was pieced together by a volunteer contributor using presentations from Keith Packard, David Airlie, Daniel Stone, Kristian Høgsberg; as well as the X11, X12, and Wayland Wiki & Freedesktop.org pages, and by direct question-answer sessions with developers.

Since its first announcement many years ago there has been much information, misinformation, misconceptions and sheer FUD spread about Wayland-- the next-generation replacement for the X Window System. This overview hopes to clear up the "Wayland-Situation."

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